Definition of stoniness in US English:

stoniness

noun

  • See stony

    • ‘Her expression changed back to stoniness when Catherine met her eyes.’
    • ‘That touched her deeply, as much as the fear and worry she could see once he'd dropped the stoniness, allowing her to see the vulnerability beneath.’
    • ‘While Duval was a four time All-American at Georgia Tech he was known as Rock, for the solidity of his game and the stoniness of his bearing.’
    • ‘She felt the stoniness of his restraint and turned around to face him.’
    • ‘I'm terrified that if I stop writing, then my traditional wall of stoniness will return forever.’

Pronunciation

stoniness

/ˈstoʊninəs//ˈstōnēnəs/